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• WWE Reveals Their “Big” Announcement

On Friday, FOX 46 anchor Kaci Jones announced on Twitter that she, along with RAW Commentator Byron Saxton, will make a big announcement before Saturday night’s WWE Supershow from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The announcement was that the New Year’s Eve episode of SmackDown will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

Below are the results from last night’s WWE Supershow:

– Finn Balor def. Baron Corbin (Corbin came out with Big E’s Money In The Bank briefcase which he stole on SmackDown)

– Mr. Money In The Bank Big E def. Seth Rollins

– The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) def. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley & MVP

– Drew McIntyre & Damian Priest def. Jinder Mahal & United States Champion Sheamus

– RAW Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Omos def. RK-BRO (Randy Orton & Riddle)

– Nikki A.S.H. (c) def. Rhea Ripley to retain the RAW Women’s Championship

– John Cena & The Mysterios (Dominik & Rey Mysterio) def. Universal Champion Roman Reigns & SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos

It was announced during the show that SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks will not appear due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

WATCH: Charlotte Flair Accidentally Exposed By Lana:

• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (August 14, 1983) – HULK HOGAN ON NWA TV

What? Hulk Hogan wrestling for an NWA Territory?

Well, not too many people know about his brief stint on ‘NWA Wrestling at the Chase’, a weekly TV Show by the NWA Territory ‘St. Louis Wrestling Club’.

Between 1945 and 1982, the legendary Sam Muchnick used to be the promoter, but at this point in time Bob Geigel, Pat O’Connor & Harley Race had taken over as co-promoters.

Hogan himself was still wrestling for Verne Gagne’s AWA on a regular basis at that time, besides doing tours to Japan (NJPW) every year as well.

On August 14, 1983, NWA Wrestling at the Chase aired a pre-taped match that featured Hulk Hogan wrestling John King.

With Verne now allowing Hogan to appear on NWA TV, the National Wrestling Alliance also booked him for their inaugural Starrcade event, that would happen a few months later on November 24, 1983.

The Hulkster was supposed to team with “Chief” Wahoo McDaniel against Dick Slater & “Cowboy” Bob Orton at the first ever Starrcade, but ended up canceling the booking as it conflicted with a tour to Japan.

When he returned from NJPW, instead of going back to the AWA as expected by Verne Gagne, Hogan secretly met with Vince, signed with the World Wrestling Federation and the rest is history.

        
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